Community Engagement

Opportunity International

opportunity-international-logoOpportunity International has a vision of a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose. They pursue this by providing financial solutions and training, empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.

OI extends beyond micro-financing and banking by offering additional success enablement tools and techniques that aid their clients in developing their business value chain and in strengthening their future through products, services, and training. Those services include Finance Management Advice, Trusted Support Groups, and Leadership Development within the community. See STA Group’s impact!

sta-io-thumbnailSTA Group Creates 500 Jobs in the Developing World

Learn more about how STA Group partnered with Opportunity International to fund nearly $100,000 in loans, savings accounts, microinsurance, education programs and other initiatives to help 500 people in developing countries work their way out of poverty, transform their lives and strengthen their families and communities.

nida-khoutakounSeptember Insight Trip to Columbia

Learn more about Nida Khoutakoun’s Insight trip to Columbia! Read through her daily diary to see how STA Group teamed up with Opportunity International in South America.

Habitat for Humanity

habitat-for-humanity-logo2Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Habitat builds and repairs houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. STA Group volunteered in the effort to build new homes twice in 2013, and has plans to do more in 2014.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

greater-chicago-food-depository-logoThe Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day.  STA Group volunteers to help pack boxes, unload and reload food, etc.

Loaves & Fishes

loaves-and-fishes-logoLoaves & Fishes, located in Naperville, IL, has provided Client Choice grocery services and Pathways to Empowerment programs to Naperville and DuPage County residents since 1984. Their mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient. It’s been our joy to help with the sorting of food and prepping the pantry this year.

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